SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Here we are moving into the middle of the month, and much of our area hasn't seen one drop of rain all month long! Typically, October is the driest month of the year in our region.
It's probably safe to assume that our normal decrease in tropical activity during this time of year contributes to why we usually have such little rainfall during this month.
Instead, it's the time of year when our rainfall begins to rely more on the showers and storms generated by cold fronts that come swinging in from the north.
But, the last few fronts have passed through our area without bringing much in the way of rain, like the one on Saturday morning. Another cold front is on the way for Tuesday the 13th. But, rain chances along that front appear slim in South Mississippi.
And as we come off of a drier than normal August and September, this prolonged lack of rainfall has put portions of South Mississippi into a drought, especially in Pearl River County. However, this has not led to significant fire danger conditions thanks to occasional humid flow off the Gulf of Mexico.
In Biloxi, our average October rainfall is only 3.82". As of this writing, we have 0.00" total rainfall for the month so far. Over the last two months, we've seen only about half of the normal rainfall each month.
So yeah, October is dry. That means it's a great month to plan outdoor activities in South Mississippi, like Cruising the Coast, since you usually have a good chance of not being bothered by wet weather. Be sure to enjoy our mostly rain-free and fall-like conditions this month!